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INDI Library v1.9.4 Released (17 Jan 2022)

Bimonthly Stable INDI Library release introduces new drivers and fixes for existing ones. Some highlights:

INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

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Driver runs on Ubuntu Mate 20.04 x86 on rpi4. I had some trouble with the driver reporting camera not found unless indiserver was started as sudo. Will try and investigate. Cant wait to try this out tonight. I will report on issues if any are found.
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Hi, apologies if this has been answered in detail - I have this camera and want to use for guiding with an rPi4 & Astroberry. A few weeks ago I attempted to install the driver mentioned in these threads (I believe) but no luck, camera wasn't recognized using any of the software in AB (Kstars/EKos, etc). I have some time again to work on it and I was wondering if maybe I had installed the wrong driver (or incorrectly)? Can someone help point to the location of the latest driver? Is there a guide for installing, in case I did so incorrectly? And can this cam be used as a guide cam with this driver? Sorry for all of the questions, I'm just really anxious to get this part sorted out so I can determine definitively where the issue(s) is. Thanks!
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Hi, I have this camera (SV 305) w/intention of using as a guide camera (and possibly a bit of imaging). I have an rPi4 w/astroberry and a couple or so weeks ago attempted to install a driver referenced in these threads, but was unsuccessful - no software would recognize the camera (Kstars/Ekos, etc). As there are several possibilities why it didn't work, could I be pointed to the location of the most current driver, and are there any guides or instructions for install in an astroberry-flashed rPi4? I should also ask if the/any driver would allow it to function as a guider? (I presume yes). My astroberry is a standard install. I do have a powered USB hub that has worked fine with the equipment, and I've tested the SV305 both through various ports on it as well as straight off the rPi4 with no luck. I HAVE connected the cam straight to the laptop and that worked fine. Thanks for any help!
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Hi

Slightly off topic, I am told 290MC is very good as a guide cam. Can the same be said about this one for auto guiding.

I found a cheap on but not sure if I should go with qhy/120mini instead.
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@ MG!IFOS! this is what i did to get the camera driver working in Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop and Ubuntu Mate x64 on the rpi.

From memory:

create directories to hold project and builds:
mkdir ~/libsv305-build
mkdir ~/indi-sv305-build
mkdir ~/sv305project

download project from github:
cd ~/sv305project
git clone --depth=1 github.com/thx8411/indi-3rdparty.git
git checkout thx8411_sv305_2

build library:
change to the ~/libsv305-build directory
cmake ~/sv305project/indi-3rdparty/libsv305
make
sudo make install

build driver:
change to the ~/indi-sv305-build directory
cmake ~/sv305project/indi-3rdparty/indi-sv305
make
sudo make install

to start the indiserver
sudo indiserver indi-sv305-ccd

i had to start the indiserver as sudo, though im unsure why at this point. perhaps because the library and driver were installed as sudo.
this library is still experimental (though its working quite well).
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1 year 5 months ago #58134

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The SV305 does not have an auto guiding ST4 port like the 120 mini does.

But SVBONY has indicated that the SV305 Pro will.
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Will this work on RPi 4B using Raspberrypi 64-bit Beta?
It can't find the library. (repository not found)

Nevermind. I forgot to put https:// in front of github.com

But...the git checkout line does not work for me.

Response is...

fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git


Note: I have never done this before. I am using my new RPi 4B. Maybe I missed a step?
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Yes, But i was not interested in using the ST4 port, but pulse guiding via eqmod.
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I would contact SVBony directly.
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Thank you. My setup is a stock SkyWatcher 250P Goto Dobsonian. I have a home-built waveshare HAT focuser and use the indi_skywatcherAltAzMount driver for the GOTO. Nothing special...lots of short exposure subs, stacking with Siril and finish in GIMP.  boi hrms
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@wmarchewka

(disclaimer: newish to Linux)
"git checkout thx8411_sv305_2" gives error: "fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git"
Checking the cloned-to-local repository (which seemed to copy complete to local w/o any errors) I found no branches at all using "git branch -a". I expected at least "master" returned from that command but that may be my ignorance of Linux and/or git(-stuff).
I should add (and for others new to this) I'm performing all of these remotely from within rPi4 Astroberry.
Given the above, a few questions (based on my limited understanding of Linux/git):

Are the instructions given based on the above scenario (all run within rPi and whatever native/stock config of git-related functionality)? (I ask b/c for instance you may have/be running these on a local laptop and/or with that/a version of git, etc). Also, I'm assuming the commands so far aren't dependent on headless nature of our clone, but maybe that's wrong?

Found in git documentation that yes, cloning should have brought over any branches, so perhaps the clone was corrupted?

Very sorry if I'm misunderstanding the basics, and please feel free to correct, thanks!
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I'm having the exact same problems and I'm new to this too. I'm running it from RPi 4B like you are but I am using Raspberry Pi 64-bit Beta.

Also from what I've been able to find it looks like a "git init" should have been performed after the "cd ~/sv305project" line (yes/no?)
Then there should be a ".git" folder under the sv305project folder. It is hidden so you may have to ask your RPi OS to display Hidden Files when you open File Manager

My clone command created an indi-3rdparty folder under the sv305project folder.
Doing a "git status" lists all the files that were downloaded.

From there I don't want to do anything until I get an answer to the "checkout" error.
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